Stretching out over 1,860 miles, the Japanese archipelago is a place of beauty, mystery and history with cities as diverse as its landscape. Marvel at the exhilarating sights and sounds of Tokyo. From its intricate architecture to its beautifully maintained gardens, shrines and temples, Tokyo consistently delights and inspires. Walk in the footsteps of the samurai in Akitas well-preserved Kakunodate Samurai District. Learn the art of washi, Japanese papermaking, in Toyama. Soak up the awe-inspiring vistas of Otarus mountainous Shakotan Peninsula and join in Akitas enchanting Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival.